Introduction to Lawrence, New York

Lawrence, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 15 miles SE of New York, New York. There are 6,522 residents in the village.

Lawrence History

The present day Village of Lawrence, which was once vast farmlands, was converted into a summer resort by Alfred, Newbold and George Lawrence. The Lawrence Brothers catered to the wealthy and the famous from New York City who visited to enjoy the summer season. The place was named after either the Lawrence Brothers or the naval hero, James Lawrence. It was officially incorporated as a village on September 13, 1897.

Lawrence and Nearby Attractions

  • Hicks Beach
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Louis Armstrong House
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Lawrence

Museums in the area are the African American Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, and the Hofstra Museum. Nearby historic sites include Castle Clinton National Monument, Old Westbury Gardens, and Morris-Jumel Mansion. There are numerous parks near Lawrence including Battery Park, Bethpage State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Jones Beach State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Glen Rock Arboretum, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are other popular attractions near Lawrence.

Lawrence Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Lawrence Higher Education

Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Molloy College, and CUNY - Queens College are situated near Lawrence.


Total Population 2,028
Male Share of the Population 55.2%
Female Share of the Population 44.8%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 774
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,232
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,598
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,384


Median Family Income $55,556
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $900
Median House Value $76,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 16.5%
Irish 11.9%

Lawrence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11559
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.615
Longitude -73.73

Lawrence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lawrence, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Meadowmere Park (11559)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 1,613 $125,625
Cedarhurst 6,631 $91,694
Hewlett Neck 366 $201,250
Inwood 9,609 $60,417

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Lawrence, New York
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